Eye Disease Management
Eye disease management is one of our eye care services at Bogey Hills Vision Center in Saint Charles, MO. We help people with many types of eye disease. We can detect changes in your eyes caused by eye disease through annual eye exams so that we can start treatment as soon as possible.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of an eye. This is a very common problem for the elderly. Thankfully, it takes years to develop and can be detected rather early. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness. Usually, the final treatment involves replacing the eye lens which is a common and effective procedure.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that have a common characteristic where the normal eye pressure starts to increase, affecting either the eyeball or the optical nerve. It can lead to blindness, so we need to monitor how it progresses. Glaucoma can be treated using prescription drugs or a surgical procedure depending on the severity of the condition. However, another form of glaucoma called closed-angle glaucoma comes very quickly. It is a medical emergency, so you need to promptly see us, go to an emergency room, or go to a medical clinic.
Macular Degeneration (AMD)
The macula is the part of the eye’s retina that receives the visible light of objects we are focusing upon. So, when there is any macular degeneration, that means something you are trying to concentrate upon start looking weird or simply disappears. This is especially common for the elderly, so there is a particular type called Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Related to this is retinal detachment. This is serious and requires emergency medical attention. Blows to the eye most often cause this retinal detachment.
Diabetic retinopathy is a type of retinal disorder that may lead to blindness. If you have diabetes, be sure to see us soon so that we can monitor any changes in your eyes. Some simple treatments can be used if it is caught early enough.
Dry eyes are a common problem. If you need to take eye drops more than three times a day, it may indicate a severe medical issue that needs further examination. Many underlying conditions for dry eyes can be treated.
For many of the common eye diseases, there are non-surgical treatments available. It is not usually possible to restore lost vision, but it is possible to stop the progression of most eye disorders. Early diagnosis is the key to treating eye disorders.
Treating Eye Diseases in Saint Charles, MO
If we determine that you may need eye surgery, we can refer you to the best-suited eye surgeon in the region. We also provide pre-op and post-op exams. Bogey Hills Vision Center in Saint Charles, MO, can help you see the world with confidence and more clarity. Call us today at (636) 946-1176 to schedule an appointment.